Edward (Ted) Claxton was employed in the Canadian federal government, first in the National Medical Library then, as a research assistant, in the Mineral Economics Section of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and in the Library of Parliament. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Ottawa’s Carleton University. He then attended the University of Ottawa where he obtained his Law Degree. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979 as a Barrister and Solicitor. He is a Notary Public for Ontario and a Commissioner for the swearing of Oaths/Civil Declarations.
He began his legal practice as a Criminal Defence Counsel, including Criminal Appeals practice. After 10 years he transitioned into Civil Litigation practice that was his interest for 22 years. In 2012 he “retired” from active legal practice. Since that time, he has been teaching Paralegals and Law Clerks at triOS College in Kitchener. While in his teaching role he attended Brock University where he obtained his degree of Bachelor of Education in Adult Education.
Ted is an outdoors person. He was in Scouting and Cadets as a youth. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces Militia Reserve for 6 years and has continued volunteer leadership as a Scout leader for over 25 years.
He has travelled extensively on both sides of Lake Superior. His appreciation for Lake Superior began when he first saw it as child on trips between Alberta and his home town of Brockville, Ontario. Those trips, between 1952 and 1966, were on both sides of the Lake. He has been coming to Pancake Bay for an annual vacation since 2012. In that time, he has travelled Lake Superior’s North Shore between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay on several occasions.